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August Smart Lock (2nd Gen, 2015)

August Smart Lock (2nd Gen, 2015)
alaScore 77

17 reviews

Jan, 2020

We have collected and analysed 13 expert reviews and 4 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 65/100. The average review date is 18-05-2016. We have compared these reviews to 232 reviews from other Smart Locks. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: 24-01-2020.

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Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

August's latest lock makes your entryway Einstein-smart

 

August's Siri-controllable Smart Lock 2.0 is a slam-dunk -- even if you don't care about Apple.

From its improved design and easy install, to its simple software interface and top-notch performance, the $229 second-generation August Smart Lock does everything a little bit better. Oh, and it integrates with Siri via Apple's HomeKit software, as...

The lock isn't compatible with every deadbolt, HomeKit can be challenging to get up and running, and the Siri integration won't matter to August's non-Apple users.

August's HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock 2.0 improves on an already awesome product and is worth strong consideration -- even if you don't have an iPhone.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

Here's what happened when someone hacked the August Smart Lock

 

Worried about smart lock security? A recent vulnerability shows that smart lock makers still have a lot to learn.

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.co.uk)

Installing the August Smart Lock is simpler than you'd think

 

Adding a smart lock to your home might seem like a major undertaking, but it's actually pretty easy. Here's how to install the August Smart Lock.

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (mashable.com)

Siri can unlock your front door with August's HomeKit-ready smart lock

 

“Siri, unlock my door.”

Easy installation ; Apple HomeKit integration ; Auto-unlock feels magical

Entire August setup is pricey ; Extra accessory is required for remote access

It's an expensive lock, but the August Smart Lock comes with added benefits of using your smartphone as a key to your front door. Not to mention using Siri to unlock your door is just plain cool.

May, 2016

Expert review by (engadget.com)

HomeKit does indeed make the August Smart Lock more useful

 

It's the same device introduced two years ago, except now it has Siri.

May, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled

 

The HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock keeps tabs on who is entering and leaving your home using your smartphone. It's a snap to install and offers all the latest technologies including voice activation, geofencing, and an IFTTT channel that allows it...

Easy to install. Voice activation. Geofencing and IFTTT support. Sleek design.

Pricey. Requires additional component to control lock remotely.

Conclusions The August Smart Lock HomeKit Enabled doesn't come cheap, but it's the most feature-packed connected lock we've seen to date. In addition to its simple installation, it offers a well-designed app that lets you lock and unlock doors, view...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

August Smart Lock (Red)

 

Smart locks are a fickle category. Because they're securing your front door, you want something durable and reliable that will actually make your life easier. But that hasn't always been our experience during testing. Some models are hard to install,...

From its improved design and easy install, to its simple software interface and top-notch performance, the $229 second-generation August Smart Lock does everything a little bit better. Oh, and it integrates with Siri via Apple's HomeKit software, as...

The lock isn't compatible with every deadbolt, HomeKit can be challenging to get up and running, and the Siri integration won't matter to August's non-Apple users.

August's HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock 2.0 improves on an already awesome product and is worth strong consideration -- even if you don't have an iPhone.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (cnet.com)

August's latest lock makes your entryway Einstein-smart

 

August's Siri-controllable Smart Lock 2.0 is a slam-dunk -- even if you don't care about Apple.

From its improved design and easy install, to its simple software interface and top-notch performance, the $229 second-generation August Smart Lock does everything a little bit better. Oh, and it integrates with Siri via Apple's HomeKit software, as...

The lock isn't compatible with every deadbolt, HomeKit can be challenging to get up and running, and the Siri integration won't matter to August's non-Apple users.

August's HomeKit-enabled Smart Lock 2.0 improves on an already awesome product and is worth strong consideration -- even if you don't have an iPhone.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

August Smart Lock HomeKit enabled Review: Siri, lock my door

 

The Internet of Things may be the Wild West right now, but if Apple has its way, HomeKit -enabled devices like August's new Smart Lock 2nd generation will tame the confusion. It promises to act as your virtual doorman courtesy of the soothing tones of...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Christopher Null (techhive.com)

August Smart Lock (2nd Generation) review: Upgrade your locks without touching the exterior mechanism

 

This retrofit kit looks stylish while adding “smart” features, and it's great for renters because it doesn't change the lock itself.

Good looking retrofit smart lock installs quickly and works exceptionally well ; Intuitive app makes permanent and temporary keys easy to configure ; Geofencing capability is unique in this market

One of the most expensive smart-lock solutions on the market ; Extra equipment needed to integrate with your other smart home hardware

Aug, 2017
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